Posts Tagged ‘camera’

Why You Should Learn To Work Your Camera In Manual Exposure Mode


Why?

All of these changes have a compositional outcome. If you are changing these things and not…


The Road To Creativity


Potential


Do You Know How To Meter?

You use your camera meter to evaluate the intensity, or brightness, of light. You meter is located in your camera and chances are good that you have few metering patterns, or modes, to choose from. Your metering mode has an area of influence that drives your exposure. You meter is an evaluation tool while your […]


“I’ll Fix It In…”

If you’ve got to “fix” your picture in photo-editing software, you’ve made a mistake.


I’m Not Paying Attention To The Composition Of My Photograph


Our Cameras…


The Three Things We Mainly Do With Our Cameras To Create A Photograph


Missed The Picture? Don’t Worry About it.


What’s The Key To Photography?

What do you think makes someone a photographer?


More Or Less

Photography involves a thought process. As a photographer you can think more or you can think less while creating your picture. Put your camera in an automatic exposure mode and you think less. Put your camera in a manual exposure mode and you think more. You get out of your photography what you put into your photography. In this […]


The “Priority” Exposure Modes

On your exposure mode dial there is an aperture priority mode and a shutter priority mode. In aperture priority mode, you pick the aperture (f-stop) and your camera picks the shutter speed. In shutter priority mode, you pick the shutter speed and your camera picks the aperture. The problem with these modes is that, in terms of […]


The Potential Of The Camera

Most students who register for a basic photography course say that they want to realize the full potential of their  camera. I’d rather have you realize your full potential as a photographer, regardless of your camera Take a basic photography class with Sam


Real and Unprocessed

I like my photographs like I like my food, unprocessed and real. A photograph is always a “real” photograph but it can be a truthful or contrived photograph. Truth is easy, contrivance takes some work. Contrivance can happen pre-production with staging something, or it can happen post production in editing software. Contrivances that happen from pre-production involve setting up […]


When Does Your Work As a Photographer start?


Photography Classes At Night

I was recently asked if I teach  photography classes at night and I answered “yes, the classes that I teach in the evening start  at 6:30 pm and usually end at 9:30pm.” I misunderstood the question. The question was about whether I taught a class that specialized in creating photographs at night. Do you really […]


Good Cameras And Good Photographers


As A Photographer, Be Aware Of What you are Doing

At the core of of what you do as a photographer there are three things that need to be done to make a photograph. Meter – Measure the intensity of light. Make an exposure – Allow a specific amount of exposure to make the recording of light as bright or as dark as you want […]


Do You Want To Learn To Be a Better Photographer?


The Craft Of Photography And The Primary Tool Of The Craft


Your Camera. Do You Need A Better One?


Expression And Composition


A Discussion Between Two Photographers


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